What is the Business Case for Corporate Volunteerism?

For many employees, work rarely involves trekking to the Amazon to help communities affected by deforestation, scaling Costa Rica’s beaches to research the behaviour of sea turtles or working with a small business in Buenos Aires to create an expansion plan.

However, opportunities like these are becoming more common place, according to a study by CECP, which shows that in 2012, 70% of companies offered employees paid volunteering opportunities, up from 53% in 2007.

By giving back to society in this way, businesses can drive social change and use their skills, resources and workforce to support non-profits, government agencies and universities. But positive social and environmental impacts are not the only benefits of corporate volunteer programs. Companies can reap the rewards too.

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